Saturday, May 29, 2010


05.29.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Hard to believe the days of May are coming to an end - at least for this year. Marking the beginning of summer (though we've been in it for at least a month) and the end of the school year (though our calendar now demands two more weeks), Memorial Day weekend is underway in a celebratory and reflective mood.

The moon has been shining brightly as well - celebrating in its own way as a big, golden sphere. Much cropping in post-processing provided only this grainy shot, but it represents far more.

Reaching for our dreams and dreaming about more, the image provides a springboard for me to reflect on and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the military. Like the moon, the loss of life in the Armed Forces seems both distant (the destruction of war is brought to us daily through the visual media and yet it seems surreal) and close-by (it really hits home when a member of our community is named in the obituary section). There's some comfort and much connectivity in knowing that all of us view the same moon! Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this shot! Am waiting to get a super shot of the moon. Hopefully I can come close to this. Well done!